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    Happy Birthday, Mr. Hockney

    June 27–November 26, 2017

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    <em>Self Portrait with Red Braces</em>, 2003, David Hockney, watercolor on paper. 24 x 18 1/18 in. Courtesy of a private collection. © David Hockney. Photo credit: Richard Schmidt

    Self Portrait with Red Braces, 2003, David Hockney, watercolor on paper. 24 x 18 1/18 in. Courtesy of a private collection. © David Hockney. Photo credit: Richard Schmidt

  • <em>Jerry Diving Sunday Feb. 28<sup>th</sup> 1982</em>, 1982, David Hockney, composite Polaroid. 10 ½ x 24 ½ in. Courtesy of the artist. © David Hockney. Photo credit: Richard Schmidt

    Jerry Diving Sunday Feb. 28th 1982, 1982, David Hockney, composite Polaroid. 10 ½ x 24 ½ in. Courtesy of the artist. © David Hockney Photo credit: Richard Schmidt

  • <em>Still Life Blue Guitar 4<sup>th</sup> April 1982</em>, 1982, David Hockney, composite Polaroid. 24 ½ x 30 in. Courtesy of the artist.  © David Hockney. Photo credit: Richard Schmidt

    Still Life Blue Guitar 4th April 1982, 1982, David Hockney, composite Polaroid. 24 ½ x 30 in. Courtesy of the artist. © David Hockney. Photo credit: Richard Schmidt

  • <em>Self Portrait, 20 March 2012 (1219)</em>, 2012, David Hockney, iPad drawing printed on paper, mounted on Dibond. 32 x 24 in. Courtesy of the artist.  © David Hockney

    Self Portrait, 20 March 2012 (1219), 2012, David Hockney, iPad drawing printed on paper, mounted on Dibond. 32 x 24 in. Courtesy of the artist. © David Hockney

  • <em>Self Portrait</em>, 1954, David Hockney, lithograph in five colors. 11 ½ x 10 ¼ in. Courtesy of the David Hockney Foundation.  © David Hockney. Photo credit: Richard Schmidt

    Self Portrait, 1954, David Hockney, lithograph in five colors. 11 ½ x 10 ¼ in. Courtesy of the David Hockney Foundation. © David Hockney. Photo credit: Richard Schmidt

  • <em>Paint Trolley, L.A. 1985</em>, 1985, David Hockney, photographic collage. 40 x 60 in. Courtesy of the artist.  © David Hockney. Photo credit: Richard Schmidt

    Paint Trolley, L.A. 1985, 1985, David Hockney, photographic collage. 40 x 60 in. Courtesy of the artist. © David Hockney. Photo credit: Richard Schmidt

  • <em>Self Portrait Gerardmer France 1975</em>, David Hockney, chromogenic print. 14 ¼ x 11 ¼ in. Courtesy of the artist. © David Hockney. Photo credit: Richard Schmidt

    Self Portrait Gerardmer France, 1975, David Hockney, chromogenic print. 14 ¼ x 11 ¼ in. Courtesy of the artist. © David Hockney. Photo credit: Richard Schmidt

  • <em>Pearblossom Hwy., 11-18<sup>th</sup> April 1986, #2</em>, April 11-18, 1986, David Hockney, collage of chromogenic prints. 71 ½ x 107 in. The J. Paul Getty Museum. © 1986 David Hockney.

    Pearblossom Hwy., 11-18th April 1986, #2, April 11-18, 1986, David Hockney, collage of chromogenic prints. 71 ½ x 107 in. The J. Paul Getty Museum. © 1986 David Hockney

Happy Birthday, Mr. Hockney

June 27–November 26, 2017, Getty Center

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David Hockney is considered one of the most important British artists of the twentieth century. His work demonstrates an enduring curiosity about technique and a distinctive, playful style. To celebrate his eightieth birthday, this focused two-part exhibition includes self-portraits made over the past sixty-five years and key photographs from the 1980s that investigate time and perspective.

Featuring the iconic Pearblossom Hwy., 11-18th April 1986, #2, the photographs explore Hockney’s novel Polaroid composites and photo collages. His self-portraits, including prints, paintings, photographs, and iPad drawings, reveal his flamboyant fashion sense and reactions to aging.

For their support of the exhibition, the Getty Museum acknowledges and thanks Arlene Schnitzer and Jordan Schnitzer, Directors of The Harold & Arlene Schnitzer CARE Foundation.

RELATED EVENTS

TALK
Happy Birthday, Mr. Hockney

Lawrence Weschler, author of True to Life: Twenty-Five Years of Conversations with David Hockney, convenes a conversation with friends, colleagues, and admirers of David Hockney. Participants include artists Tacita Dean and Ramiro Gomez, and physicist Charles Falco.

Tuesday, August 8, 7:00 p.m.
Getty Center, Harold M. Williams Auditorium

COURSE
Drawing from the Masters: Self-Portrait Drawing

Enjoy the tradition of sketching from original works of art every first and third Sundays of the month at the Getty Center. In September, discover the art of self-portraits while exploring how to draw facial features and capture a personal likeness with artist Peter Zokosky. All experience levels welcome. This is a free program. Sign-up begins at 2:30 p.m. at the information desk.

Sunday, September 3 and 17, 3:30–5:30 p.m.
Getty Center, Museum galleries

FAMILY
Art Lab: Photo reMix L.A.

Join us to create a collaborative photo collage of scenes from around Los Angeles, inspired by David Hockney’s work in the exhibition. Drop-in anytime between 11:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. It's free!

Thursday–Saturday, August 3–5, 11:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.
Thursday, August 10, 11:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.
Saturday, August 12, 11:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.
Getty Center, Museum Courtyard

TOUR
Curator’s Gallery Tour

Julian Brooks, senior curator of drawings, and Virginia Heckert, curator of photographs, the J. Paul Getty Museum, lead a gallery tour of the exhibition. Meet under the stairs in the Entrance Hall. Sign-up begins at 1:30 p.m. at the Information Desk. Capacity limited.

Tuesday, August 8, 2:30 p.m.
Thursday, September 7, 2:30 p.m.
Tuesday, October 3, 2:30 p.m.
Getty Center, Museum galleries

VIDEO


David Hockney's Pearblossom Hwy
Learn how David Hockney used almost 800 photos to create the stunning perspective of Pearblossom Hwy., 11-18th April 1986, #2.

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